NEW YORK (AP) — A murder case against a schizophrenic man charged with killing a New York City psychologist with a meat cleaver is headed to trial.
Jury selection was due to start Tuesday in the case against David Tarloff. He’s accused of slashing therapist Kathryn Faughey to death and seriously injuring her officemate in February 2008.READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
Tarloff was planning an insanity defense. That entails persuading jurors that his mental illness was so profound that he didn’t know what he was doing was wrong.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban
The case has highlighted the rare but sometimes grave dangers of a profession dedicated to helping unstable people. It also reflects the difficulties of assessing and treating serious mental illness, and the legal challenges of mounting an insanity defense.MORE NEWS: Parents Of Immunocompromised Girl Say Long Island School District Refused Requests For Adequate Remote Option
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